Category: Education

Mar 17

Camera Raw – Part 3: Adaptability

RAW photos have three other aspects that should be considered when choosing JPEG or RAW formats: One is future compatibility, the second is future processing enhancements, and the last is to factor in the quality of any changes you might make to your photos in post-processing. The future of RAW You would do well to …

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Dec 02

The Speed of Water

I have often wondered what is the best shutter speed to use when photographing moving water. If I take a photo at a fast shutter speed, then the action of the water is frozen. This can be an interesting picture because we don’t perceive the water in this freeze-frame manner. At the other end of …

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Nov 20

Look Around!

Sometimes as photographers we fail to see the forest for the trees. We get so involved with a subject that we forget to look around and see if there are other targets of opportunity. Example: I was at Yosemite National Park. Arguably the most beautiful place on Earth. I’m there with a friend specifically to …

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Nov 10

Copyrights and Photography

First, let me state that I am not a lawyer; I don’t even play one on TV. The information in this article is gleaned from various sources on the internet and, while I believe it to be accurate, you should do your own research. Also, I am not going to cover all aspects of copyrights …

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Oct 30

Camera Raw – Part 2: Outdoor photography

The proponents of camera raw point to the information that is recorded in the camera raw format, claiming that 14- or 16-bits of information in the sensor should allow much more flexibility in post-processing than the mere 8-bits of information per pixel in a JPEG image. On the surface, it would appear that a camera …

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Oct 23

Camera Raw – Part 1: Indoor photography

In this series I will examine the use of camera raw as a storage format choice. This first article will discuss camera raw in general, and then examine the use of camera raw format in low-light conditions, such as indoor photography, both with and without flash. What is Camera Raw? Camera raw is a generic …

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Oct 19

Education on the Web!

I’d like to pass along a few of the web sites that I find to be interesting and helpful. These are my favorite sites that provide information and education on photography, Photoshop/Lightroom, or both. Free! The first site is D-Town TV. This is a weekly webcast that deals with photography tips, mostly for DSLR shooters. …

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Oct 13

Understanding Exposure – part 1 – Introduction

This is the first in a series of articles about how exposure works in digital cameras. If you have a digital camera that can be put into the three “Creative Modes” – Shutter Priority, Aperture Priority, and Manual Mode – then this article will give you the basic understanding of exposure to make it work …

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